17Oct
2017
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10 Tips for Soothing Young Children’s Fears

A loud dog barks, and your three-year-old bursts into tears. Your four-year-old won’t go to sleep unless you sit bedside to scare away the monsters. A clap of thunder shakes the house, and suddenly your five-year-old is running into your bedroom and jumping under your covers. Fear is a basic emotion that every human being […]

26Sep
2017
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The Moodsters “First Aid for Feelings” Workbook Download

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers, In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, floods, and other severe weather events, many families have been thrust into extraordinary circumstances that can be life-changing, with short and long-term effects on children’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Even children who live far from these weather events can experience anxiety based […]

07Sep
2017
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Be Your Child’s Port in a Storm

Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey Like everyone in this country, I have been riveted by the coverage of Hurricane Harvey: the absolutely horrific images of entire neighborhoods under water, people of all ages being rescued by boat, families crowded into shelters, the heroic efforts of first responders and volunteers to keep people safe, and all […]

30Aug
2017
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How Do You Know When Extracurriculars Are Too Much?

Take your child’s emotional temperature Is there a child in this country who doesn’t have a host of extracurricular activities on his or her schedule? After-school programs, soccer practice, violin lessons, chess club, gymnastics, play rehearsals, or some combination thereof—our kids often have more complex itineraries than corporate CEOs! For many children, these activities are […]

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